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Interlaken is located thirty-seven kilometers from the city of Bern in Switzerland. Easily accessible by train, this small city has two train stations, Interlaken West and Interlaken Ost, located at both sides of the city.
The city is placed between two lakes, Thun and Brienz, which contribute to the spectacular view the city offers to the numerous tourists who visit the place all year long. Winter sports and summer adventures make Interlaken the ideal attraction for holidays at any time of the year. No doubt, it's an excellent choice for sport lovers. This small city is also characterized by the neat and clean streets and houses, with beautiful and carefully decorated gardens, typical of Swiss communities.
Besides the wonderful contribution of the turquoise water of the lakes, the Alps make their stunning appearance at Interlaken. Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau are the mountains that surround the city; Jungfrau is the most visited. These give a breathtaking view, which will make you feel like you are in a place out of this world. If you are an adventurer, you must be ready to take in the advantages of all the excursions and programs offered to Interlaken tourists.
Interlaken also has a convention center, where international meetings and congresses take place every year; near here is the casino, another popular place of meeting for tourists in Interlaken.
Interlaken hostels are numerous and you will find different options to adapt to your budget. Most Interlaken hostels also offer several excursions and adventure trips and you can book them directly at the hostel. If you still need help in organizing your visit, the Tourist Information Office is located at the city center, a few blocks from the convention center.
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"All told, Balmer's Herberge is probably not a bad place to stay for location and access to things as you are right near the action centre of Switzerland. However we were a little disappointed with how noisy it is and how much room they allocate for communal spaces when the bedrooms and bathrooms are so uncomfortably tiny. The Location The hostel is located on the main road through Grindewald, so you won't miss it, particularly with...
AlpLodge / BackPackers Interlaken
"We stayed in a nice double room. The hostel had a good atmosphere, and great cocktails. It was very central. The outdoor activities are expensive." … "Good place - Nice hostel close to everything in town. Good common area and kitchen. Would stay here again if in town." … "A bit shady but the guy who ran it was very helpful. Rooms were clean, and the location was great. Can't get a better price in all of Interlaken. Security...
Funny Farm Backpackers Hostel
"The Funny Farm hostel is one of the big fun/party hostels in Interlaken. It's a good choice if you're looking for a fun place to meet lots of people. And an added plus for this hostel is that Balmer's Hostel is just 100m down the road, so if you get bored of the crowd at Funny Farm, you can always walk over to join the party at Balmer's. (You'll hear about Balmer's before you get to Interlaken if you haven't already, it's known as one of...
Happy Inn Lodge
"At Happy Inn Lodge, you will find a perfect atmosphere to enjoy your experience in beautiful Interlaken. The hostel has a small restaurant with tables inside and outside the lodge to spend time during the warm evenings. Wonderful, quiet music is played all day long. Breakfast is not available for free, but you can order your meals at the restaurant if you can afford them. The Location Happy Inn Lodge is strategically located in the...
Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof
"For four consecutive years, Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof has won the Hoscar Award for best hostel in Switzerland. You only need a one-night stay in the hostel to prove that they indeed worthy of such an award. The hostel has a very convenient location, great facilities, and very helpful and friendly staff members. The Location Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof is located within ten minutes' walk from Interlaken West train station. It is very...
"everything was ok but what's the most amazing -- there are 2 very helpful, nice and communicative girls at the reception desk." … "Pity - The owner of the hostel needs to put someone else on the front desk. I told him that he was a bit abrupt on the phone. This was voiced in a very friendly and good-natured way to him. He started fighting with me because of this. I kept telling him over and over that I was not fighting, I was merely...
"We were going to stay here, but we were so rudely treated at reception that we left in a huff. Luckily the room had been booked but not paid in advance. The place looks like an overcrowded trailer park. Horibble owner and staff." … "… of the Garden and River "Aare". You may use your own sleeping bags or rent one of our comfortable duvets for extra CHF 4.00 The practical luggage racks complete the rooms’ facilities. The toilets...
"… about our region. We are not only able to share our knowledge with you, but we can even offer you some favorable discounts on those elegant, famous Swiss watches etc. Hua Villa was built a century ago, protected by our community it boasts beautiful architectural features: a garden with a fish pond and beautiful trees to just sit under and enjoy the amazing purity of the fresh air whilst looking at the breath-taking panoramic...
Interlaken Youth Hostel
"… in woks. A seasonal salad is included in the price (from CHF 14.00) as a starter with every main course. The complete menu comprises three courses – starter, main course and dessert - and costs CHF 17.50. For dessert guests can choose between different varieties of ice cream from the in-house ice cream parlour. 3a is open seven days a week from 07.00 a.m. to midnight. Check-in 03.00-12.00 pm Check-out 07.00-10.00 am...
AWA Heidis Hostel
"Bedbugs - I stayed there 3 weeks ago for one night because of a wedding and got really badly bitten by bedbugs. Even worse, I actually managed to take them home. It's a nightmare! It's true the lady really is nice, but the bedbugs make me wish I never ever stayed there!" … "… home that you'll never want to leave.FREE KITCHEN FOR ALL GUESTS TO USE **for all reservations, any guest arriving after 22.00 or 10pm, please call us...
"… 3 beds up to a 150m2 apartment for 10 guests. CityChalet is centrally located, a 5 min walk from the town center and Interlaken West train station. The surrounding is all quiet in a large nature garden right next to the river Aare. You have one free parking for your apartment. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 3 days before the arrival Deposit: 30% of the total price (will be paid back in case of cancellation)...
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The Tent Village
"… bbq's. We host a large range of events including adventure races, private parties, weddings, movie festivals and of course live music. Check out the Tent Village Facebook page for upcoming events... The Tent Village provides three types of rooms. All rooms have wooden floors in Canvas Tents with steel frames. They are airy, comfortable and clean. We provide 6 bed dormitory style tents, 2 bed and 3 bed private rooms: -Dormitory...
"This is a smaller private hotel close to the bahnhof run by a young couple, and they do a fantastic job. The breakfast is above average, but I'm not picky. Our room had a sink (perfect for laundry) and a deck complete with table and chairs. The owners can give you great tips about what to do and where to eat in Interlaken. Throw out your tour book and listen to them! Be sure to say "hello" to Monty." … "From the very start we liked...
Walters Bed & Breakfast
"We've seen many good reviews about Walters B&B from many websites and thought this hostel would be the right choice for our first time in Switzerland. On the day we traveled to Switzerland, our flight was delayed from Heathrow airport due to the haze hazard. After we reached Switzerland, we tried to contact Walter to inform him about our delay knowing that the last check-in time was 8 p.m., but no one picks up the phone. By the time we...
Katys Lodge B&B
"… toast bread, muesli, cornflakes, yoghurt, butter, jam, Nutella, orange juice, milk, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Free internet station free wireless LAN Free self-catering guest kitchen with microwave, kettle, refrigerator and rice cooker Free coffee and teas (self service in our guest kitchen) Free town map, train schedules, local tourist information, local bus passes Free hair dryers and adapters available All rooms are...
Hotel De la Paix
"… facilities like cable TV, shower/ bath & wc, wifi, music, room service & parking. Include breakfast Indian or Continental. Indian Village has 2 fine dining restaurant Veg & Non veg. & bar. Garden terrace for drinks & cocktail. We do an Indian Buffet everyday with 11 different varieties We organize special evening events every month. We are always open for any special arrangement or service. Please...
Holiday Restaurant Lehmatta
"… The 2 room apartment is in an old typical Swiss chalet building with restaurant underneath. We welcome you to breakfast from 9.00 am on. If you were to have an excursion to which you needed to leave early in the morning, early morning breakfast can be organized. Evening meal can always be discussed concerning the time and menu. We can cater for your needs, whether you would like to taste local Swiss cuisine or even French....
Hotel Blume / El Azteca
"You will find a small, cosy, family run hotel with 14 reasonably priced and tastefully decorated rooms, located in the centre of Interlaken, in the pedestrian zone 'Jungfraustrasse'. You can reach us within 5 minutes on foot, from the West Station or leave your car parked in our hotel parking spaces." … "In the centre of Interlaken, in the pedestrian zone 'Jungfraustrasse'. You can reach the hotel within 5 minutes on foot from the West...
"… offers you everything to make your stay with us agreeable as possible. The Gasthof Schönegg is a typical Swiss Chalet Low Budget Hotel. Rustic rooms on today's standards. Large terrace with a panoramic view. Good swiss food in a cosy atmosphere. Goldswil, near Interlaken, is an ideal starting point for the Jungfrau and lake Brienz region. The absolute "highlight"? A trip to the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe, at 3454 meters Europe's...
Waldhotel Budget Hotel
"… the boss and his wife work hard personally to please their guests. The Chalet is specially attractive for younger people looking for activities like all the adventure-sports and sight-seeing. The management is always willing to give you local advice for activities etc. Breakfast and Taxes are included in the room rates. CANCELLATION POLICY: If canceled up to 18:00 on the date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If canceled...
"… Hirschen presents itself in a new design but has still kept its warm hospitality. Our guests will enjoy our excellent service in atmospheric rooms and rustic ambiance. All 20 tastefully decorated rooms are provided with bathtub, shower, WC, TV, WLAN, radio and desk. The restaurant and the tavern present cosiness and a comfortable atmosphere accompanied by their well-known cuisine. We also place comfortable rooms at your disposal...
"… and other local dishes. The Pizzeria 'Mister Chicken' with the covered garden-terrace has the same basic menus in addition to pizza and pasta and chicken. Enjoy a local Rugenbräu beer on tap or a fine glass of wine, while meeting the locals in our bar. We also offer the popular 'Tavern Special', a 4-course menu served in a traditional way going back to grandmother's time. All rooms are comfortable and cozy, with a rustic decor....
"… our barbeque or relish one of our fish specialties, created from fresh Lake Thun fishes. Try our "Fish-Festival": Either an eight-course fish menu or the five-course "Try a bit of everything"-menu. Do you have a celebration coming up? Our hotel offers banquet and seminar facilities for up to 150 persons. Conference planners will find suitable venues for the organization of their event or seminar, as well as the necessary...
"… Evening themes include Swiss Rösti week, Cattarina's Anti Pasto buffet, Scottish Highland week and a Visit from Greece. Experience the 1001 highlight's in our area; from Top of Europe Jungfraujoch down to the blue lakes of Thun and Brienz, wherein you can have fun and enjoy while walking, biking and its curling weeks. Wired internet is available in public areas and charges are applicable. Non-smoking rooms available. Breakfast...
"… Heritage site Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn; the Jungfrau Railway to the Jungfraujoch; Lakes Thun and Brienz; Schilthorn and Mürren. Hiking is possible in the wonderful Jungfrau region, while Interlaken is a Mecca for all adventure-sports fans. There is a local bus to use for FREE during your stay in Interlaken. Internet via modem is available in public areas and costs CHF 4.00 per hour. Breakfast and taxes are included in room...
"… to relax in the garden with its terrace and flowers during summer and get cosy in the hotel's communal room by the chimney during winter! The 29 bedrooms are nicely decorated in a simple and traditional style and provide guests with radio, television with cable and satellite channels and hairdryers are available on request at reception. This hotel is a perfect place as a point of departures for many walks around the surrounding...
"The Hotel Seeburg is the ideal point of departure for sporting activities and excursions in the Bernese Oberland. It offers guests a unique opportunity to explore a world of unspoiled nature and some of the region’s most delightful destinations. A wonderful view on the lake and the mountains from Jungfrau region, magnificent garden with solarium and terrace restaurant (walking, bathing, etc.)." … "… detektor The Hotel Seeburg...
"… swiss food. Once you checked-in the hotel you get a free bus pass for the Interlaken area. Nice garden with a view to the surrounding Bernese Alps and the Jungfrau. Surroundings: Airfield 10-15 minutes walk (Greenfield-Festival and other big events); Interlaken Casino 10 minutes walk; William Tell Openair Theatre 3 minutes walk; Train station (Wilderswil) to go the Jungfrau Region (e.g. Jungfraujoch Top of Europe, Grindelwald,...
5th Floor at Hotel Interlaken
"… the local brewery in the Kloster Lounge & Bar. Furthermore the hotel offers 2 terraces and a garden, which is perfect for relaxation in the summer. -Total of 10 rooms, 2 with en-suite bath room and 8 with shared shower and WC in the hallway. -Electric kettle with free coffee and tea. -Washbasin. -Hairdryer. -flat screen TV -Free internet corner. -All rooms are non-smoking. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 2...
"… translates into Mountainlodge) Niederhorn was totally renovated in 2010. The rooms were gently renovated, keeping the classic feel of a Mountainlodge with lots of sanded wood combined with modern accessories.We have Private Rooms (Double or Twin) that all have a Washbasin inside with shared Bathrooms. For Travellers with a smaller Budget we have a Dorm-Room that sleeps 20. Adjoining the Dormroom there are 4 Bunkbed Rooms. All Rooms...
Interlaken Travel Tips & Suggestions
Interlaken is the place to be if you're into extreme sports. It's the ideal base for hiking up the Alps or trips to Jungfraujoch and the surrounding valleys such as Lauterbrunnen. I was lucky enough to be in town for the two-hundredth Unspunnen festival -- a unique cultural experience. Come to Interlaken with plenty of adrenaline -- and cash! It's very expensive, as is the country as a whole.
Interlaken is the bomb.
My friend and I enjoyed a gondola ride up one of the mountains to a beautiful hotel where we ate lunch and hiked around the forest area. We enjoyed nice October weather and had a great time with the Oktoberfest tents and its people.
Interlaken is a really nice place specially in summer. Like other touristy area, Interlaken has various bars, cafes, and branded stores. But if you are looking for natural-real Swiss thing, try to catch some of the small villages surrounding it. Leissigen (4 minutes by regional train from Interlaken) is a worth place to see. Dont worry, almost everyone can speak English.
The best thing about Interlaken is it's vicinity to some of the most beautiful mountain senery around. Spend some time meandering in town maybe catch a great dinner at one of the many restaurants then get out of town and go explore those beautiful Alps. Interlaken is your bigger town in the mountains, offering what the smaller mountain towns don't.
Switzerland is a place that is not to be missed. Absolutely one of the most beautiful on the planet. Interlaken is the town to visit as most others are boring shopping malls. This place has everything for a really nice rest in between big cities as well as some of the most amazing outdoor activites you could imagine.
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